Suze & Tonic
I am one of those people who immediately takes notes and tries what trusted food magazines tell me to. I have learned how to cook so many wonderful dishes thanks to magazine recipes, they push me to try something new and so far they have not led me astray. A couple years ago Bon Appetit published an article (read it here) about a aperitif called Suze and I surprised my husband with a bottle of it as a "gift" (it seemed ok to buy a $30 bottle of potentially delicious/potentially horrible liqueur if it was a gift). To our delight, this bottle of bitter aperitif was slightly floral with a hint of citrus and was delicious! If you're nervous, try it out first, ask the bartender to garnish with an orange!